One of the paradoxes of today’s social engineers is that while they constantly invoke science to justify their devious schemes they seriously pine for the days when man was a hunter and gatherer in the Eden before science was born. One of our readers expands on the subject:
Medical research has spent many decades and many billions (maybe trillions) of dollars trying to understand the causes of and how to treat all the various cancers (and other diseases) with very limited success. This has given anti a huge foothold in their effort to send us all back to the stone-age (when the average life-span was like….28 years or something).
Whether it’s technology issues (power lines, factory and vehicle emissions, cell phones, agricultural chemicals, computer monitor radiation, on and on) or "unhealthy lifestyle" choices (smoking, drinking, eating, sunning, working the graveyard shift, on and on) they’re using the limited success of the medical researchers to realize, through alarmism and tens of thousands of half-baked "studies", their vision of utopia. The global warming enthusiasts are squarely in the mix too. It’s all connected. You’re not likely to find many climate change activists who oppose smoking bans and vice versa.
Seems they’d be ecstatic if we all died before the age of 30 from working ourselves to death toiling in the fields using nothing but our bare hands and our backs (solves the obesity "problem") to produce what would have to be considered organic foods (no factories to produce any fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides). No chance for anyone to get old enough to die of cancer or heart disease or whatever the disease du jour of the day might be. We’d all just die of exhaustion and starvation. And the WHO seems to approve those as causes of death. Witness their zealotry for eliminating smoking in the developed world while inhabitants of third world countries drop by the millions, many before the age of 30, basically due to… exhaustion and starvation.
If all the supposedly unhealthy lifestyles and technologies were eliminated tomorrow (assuming we could somehow figure out how to keep average life-spans increasing), it’s not likely we would see much, if any, of a drop in cancer or any of the other diseases whose causes and treatments have eluded us for all this time. It’s simply part of the human condition. Someday we’re all going to get sick and die and the older we are the more likely it will be from what anti considers a lifestyle or technology related disease. After all, living always (and there are no exceptions) leads to dying.
Ever see that Star Trek Next Generation episode where they encounter an alien society that, in an effort to avoid all the messy expenses and trouble of late life diseases, ceremoniously euthanizes all citizens on their 60th birthday?